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Memory

There are 366 different Starters of The Day, many to choose from. You will find in the left column below some starters on the topic of Memory. In the right column below are links to related online activities, videos and teacher resources.

A lesson starter does not have to be on the same topic as the main part of the lesson or the topic of the previous lesson. It is often very useful to revise or explore other concepts by using a starter based on a totally different area of Mathematics.

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Memory Starters:

Analogies: Make more of analogies to help remember mathematical concepts.

Ancient Mysteries: This activity requires students to memorise fifteen numbers in a three by five grid.

Kim's Game 1: This is the Maths version of the traditional memory game. Memorise 10 mathematical facts then recall them as they disappear from view.

Kim's Game 2: This is the Maths version of the traditional memory game. Memorise 10 mathematical facts then recall them as they disappear from view.

Kim's Game 3: This is the Maths version of the traditional memory game. Memorise 10 mathematical facts then recall them as they disappear from view.

Mathterpiece: Memorise a picture made up of geometrical shapes

Memor Sea: Twelve numbers in a seascape need to be memorised in order to answer the five questions.

Number Recall: Can you improve your ability to remember telephone numbers?

Pi Day: March 14th is Pi Day. The third month and the 14th day relates to 3.14 which is pi to three significant figures. How many figures of pi can you memorise?

Shopping List: A quick quiz about five items on a shopping list written 40 years ago.

 

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Strategy Games

Strategy Games

We have collected together lots of strategy games for you to enjoy. Many of them have mathematical principles involved in their design so would make a good activity for a Mathematics lesson.

 

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Notes:

If pupils have immediate, effortless recall of mathematical facts their brain's working memory is better able to solve more complex problems. A pupil can exercise their memory in order that it can improve and this topic provides activities to do just that.

Pupils need to memorise their multiplication tables and other number facts as well as geometrical theorems and algebraic techniques. They need to remember the correct names for shapes, operations and processes and they need to know how to apply this knowledge to solving problems.

The memory activities provided are generally great fun if presented in the right way and provide variety to the other activities of the typical mathematics lesson.

Memory Activities:

Algebra Pairs: The classic Pelmanism or pairs game requiring you to match equivalent expressions.

Circle Pairs: Find the matching pairs of circle diagrams and circle properties in this interactive online game.

Formulae Pairs: Find the matching pairs of diagrams and formulae for basic geometrical shapes.

Formulae to Remember: The traditional pairs or pelmanism game adapted to test recognition for formulae required to be memorised for GCSE exams.

Indices Pairs: The traditional pairs or pelmanism game adapted to test knowledge of indices.

Kim's Quiz: The traditional memory game played with mathematical statements.

Mathterpieces: Memorise eight pictures made up of geometrical shapes then sort them into order.

Pairs 240: Find the pairs of numbers that multiply together to give a product of 240

Pairs Eleven: Find pairs of playing cards of the same suit which add up to eleven.

Pairs Twenty One: Find the pairs of numbers that add up to 21.

Rotational Symmetry Pairs: The traditional pairs or pelmanism game adapted to test knowledge of rotational symmetry.

Screen Test: Memorise the mathematical facts in the video then answer the ten quiz questions.

Times Tables: A collection of activities to help you learn your times tables in only 5 days.

Venn Diagram Pairs: The traditional pairs or pelmanism game adapted to test knowledge of Venn diagrams.

Memory Videos:

Maths Fact Fluency: A four-step process for taking pupils on the path from acquisition to automaticity

Memorise the Multiplication Table: A quick overview of methods for learning all one hundred multiplication facts from 1x1 to 10x10.

Memory Worksheets/Printables:

Memorable Measures Notes: These are the printable cards to go with the activity called Memorable Measures.

Memory External Links:

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